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Reshma Saujani    

Lawyer, Politician, Founder of Girls Who Code & Marshall Plan for Moms

Reshma Saujani is a leading activist and founder and CEO of Moms First. She is also the founder and former CEO of Girls Who Code. She has spent more than a decade building movements to fight for women and girls’ economic empowerment, working to close the gender gap in the tech sector, and most recently advocating for policies to support moms impacted by the pandemic.

Her new book "Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work (and Why It's Different Than You Think)" presents a bold plan to address the burnout and inequity harming America’s working women today. Saujani is also the author of the international bestseller "Brave, Not Perfect," and her influential TED talk, “Teach girls, bravery not perfection,” has more than five million views globally.

Saujani began her career as an attorney and Democratic organizer. In 2010, she surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. Saujani lives in New York City with her husband, Nihal, their sons, Shaan and Sai, and their bulldog, Stanley.

Speech Topics

How to Fail First, Fail Hard and Fail Fast Topics: Courage Inspiring Lives Motivation Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges Personal Growth Reshma Saujani is a serial failed politician. Strikingly, it is because of her failures she has built a national movement that is changing the conversation about women and technology. Recounting her personal narrative and lessons learned in this compelling, dynamic and earnest presentation, Saujani also weaves in stories of other accomplished women who have overcome roadblocks and forged new paths—women who have similarly learned to live an authentic life by taking risks and choosing to seek failure rather than fear it. Offering tools to improve resiliency and embark on new ideas, she ignites and inspires audience members to pursue risk and help reshape the country.


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